This is the first part in a five part of a case study series on Care Company TioHundra and Swedish integrated elder care. Integrated elder care looks at healthcare and social care for older patients. Integrated elder care focuses on the integration of work across care or-ganizations, such as hospitals and homecare providers.
TioHundra is a public healthcare company that provides integrated care in Norrtälje, a city one hour north of Stockholm, Sweden. TioHundra operates an emergency hospital, six primary healthcare clinics, and a home healthcare organization for patients who are unable to travel to obtain care. TioHundra also manages social care and homecare organizations. The company runs eleven care homes and employs 3,500 people including healthcare professionals and administrative staff.
As the population in Sweden ages, and as more people live with multiple diseases and have complex care needs, counties and municipalities are realizing the need for greater care coordination. This installment of the case study is a group interview with three managers at TioHundra. The interviewees describe the development of elder care at TioHundra and the challenges that the company faces in delivering integrated elder care. The interview also addresses the use of new technologies in modern elder care and the possibilities created by the introduction of these new technologies.